NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CodeSmart Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN), with its subsidiary, The CODESMARTTM Group, Inc. (collectively, "CODESMART"), a premier ICD-10 education and solutions group that offers CODESMARTTM UNIVERSITY, its on-line education solution and customizable training solutions, announced today that it has hired Harvey Bair as Vice President of Quality and Analytics.
"Harvey's experience is a credit to the Codesmart team, bringing additional credibility and perspective on the industry as both a practitioner and consultant," said Ira Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of CODESMART™. "His understanding of hospital systems and policies makes him an important asset to our consulting business both in terms of development and execution."
Mr. Bair has more than 25 years of healthcare provider experience, including clinical documentation processes, project management, quality process improvement and clinical nursing and administration. He has served a variety of healthcare clients, including academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems and community hospitals. He is also a registered nurse with diverse experience in critical, acute, chronic, and long-term care settings relating to clinical nursing, education, management, performance improvement, case management and infection control. He has held several director level positions in nursing, performance improvement, case-management and infection control.
Previously, Mr. Bair oversaw management of a multiple hospital system; development, implementation and education of diverse CDI programs and projects, including oversight and direct CDI training on ICD-10, MS-DRG, APR-DRG, physician education and oversight of other consulting staff during the project implementation; meeting with executive level members and reviewing CDI progress reports, financial impact and program recommendations; performing follow up visits for clinical documentation specialists and tracking program progress as well as mature program assessment and reinvigoration; and developing various tools supporting APR-DRG and ICD-10 systems.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in healthcare administration, is an AHIMA approved ICD-10 Trainer and is a certified clinical documentation specialist.
CodeSmart Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN) with its subsidiary, The CODESMART™ Group, Inc., is a premier national subject matter expert for ICD-10 education and compliance in the United States. Its product, CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY, is an on-line program of study for existing coders, new coders, clinicians, and healthcare roles of all types. Created by a combination of a leading panel of ICD-10 subject matter experts and a major four-year accredited university, which contributed the nation's top course designers and a platform that already provides interactive education to more than 60,000 students per year in degree programs. The ICD-10 training also includes live professors who work with and guide students through the programs of study in ICD-10.
CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY is endorsed by over 60 colleges and universities nationwide for its quality of education. The CODESMART™ Group, Inc. also provides solutions for ICD-10 transition, outsource coding, coding audits, critical documentation improvement and the revenue cycle continuum.
To learn more about CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY's proprietary programs, visit www.codesmartgroup.com.
CONTACT: Company Contact: Ira Shapiro Chairman and CEO The Codesmart Group, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 646-526-7867 Investor Contact: John Baldissera BPC Financial Marketing 800-368-1217 Media Contact: Jules Abraham JQA Partners, LLC email@example.com 917-885-7378Source:The Codesmart Group, Inc.